Hoosiers Away For Matches Against Ohio State, Penn State
April 12 2000 Hoosiers Away For Matches Against Ohio State, Penn State
ON TAP...The women's tennis team will be on the road for two Big Ten matches this weekend. On Saturday, the Hoosiers will face Penn State in University Park, Pennsylvania at 10 a.m. Last year, the Hoosiers defeated Penn State 7-0 in Bloomington. Indiana holds the all-time series lead with a 10-0 record. On Sunday, the Hoosiers will face Ohio State in Columbus, Ohio at noon. Last year, the Hoosiers lost to Ohio State 4-3 in Bloomington. Indiana holds the all-time series lead with a 25-2 record.
SCOUTING PENN STATE...The 63rd-ranked Nittany Lions come into this weekend's match with a 7-6 record, while going 0-6 in the Big Ten. Last week, Penn State lost two matches to Big Ten opponents. The Nittany Lions lost to 28th-ranked Illinois 5-2 and 15th-ranked Nothwestern 4-3. Penn State is led by juniors Alison Barnett and Pilar Montogomery.
SCOUTING OHIO STATE...The 25th-ranked Buckeyes come into this weekend's match with a 12-6 record, while going 5-1 in the Big Ten. Last week, Ohio State posted two upset wins over Big Ten opponents. The Buckeyes defeated 15th-ranked Northwestern 5-2 and 28th-ranked Illinois 5-2. Ohio State is led in singles by 37th-ranked Kristi Dascoli and in doubles by 43rd-ranked Dascoli and Mincon Rincon.
ASSISTANT COACH RAMIRO AZCUI ABOUT THIS WEEKEND... "It is definitely going to be a tough weekend for us. Penn State has been playing really well in all of their matches and Ohio State is right now leading in the Big Ten. Hopefully, we will be injury free and come up with one of the wins."
HOOSIERS END LOSING STREAK...The women's tennis posted a pair of Big Ten victories last weekend. On Saturday, the Hoosiers picked up a win after Michigan State decided to cancel the match due to injuries. On Sunday, the Hoosiers won a close match against Michigan 4-3. The Hoosiers lost to 14th-ranked Notre Dame 8-0 on Tuesday.
IN THE RANKINGS...The women's tennis team moved up four spots this week to 47th...the Hoosiers are ranked 7th in the Midwest Region...Senior Jessica Anderson and Junior Kelly Blanch are ranked 32nd nationally in doubles. They are also ranked 8th in the region...Blanch is ranked #20 in the Midwest Region, while Anderson is ranked 8th.
AGAINST RANKED OPPONENTS...Indiana has faced a ranked opponent in 14 matches this season and has posted a record of 6-8 with the wins coming in matches against #30 Michigan, #32 Iowa, #44 Maryland, #36 Marquette, #49 Wisconsin and #51 Purdue. The Hoosiers have lost matches to #11 Duke, #14 Notre Dame, #14 Northwestern, #18 Tennessee, #30 Kentucky, #49 Georgia Tech, #50 North Carolina and #67 Illinois. (ranking is from when the Hoosiers faced opponent)
CLIMBING THE RECORD BOOKS...Senior Jessica Anderson posted her 100th career singles victory with a win over Wisconsin's April Gabler 6-4,6-7,6-1 on February 26. She currently has a 20-11 record on the season. Anderson moved into a tie with Jenny Snyder for 13th on the all-time singles victory list with 105.
REBOUNDING WITH A VENGENCE...After posting an 8-29 singles record last year, junior Kelly Blanch has bounced back to have an outstanding year so far. Blanch has gone 11-6 in dual matches this season and an overall record of 19-8.
FABULOUS FRESHMAN...Jessica Levin has began her career at Indiana University with 12-5 dual record and a 20-12 overall record going into the weekend. Levin has also proved to be a solid doubles competitor by posting an overall 23-7 record.
STEADY AT THE BOTTOM...Sophomore Amanda Field has provided a solid performance at three different positions in the singles lineup. Currently, she is playing at the No. 4 position and has posted a 3-4 record. She has also seen time at the No. 3 and No. 5 positions and has an overall dual record of 13-6.
STRENGTH AT THE BOTTOM...Senior Becky Wallihan has always been a solid doubles performer for the Hoosiers, but this year she also provided great play at the No. 6 singles spot. After playing in only one singles dual match a year ago, Wallihan has posted a 8-5 record this year.
HEAD COACH LIN LORING...is currently in his 22nd season as the Head Coach
of the Hoosiers women's tennis team. In his 22 season's he has compiled
a remarkable overall record of 543-153, while accumulating a 263-32 record
against Big Ten opponents. The four-time Big Ten Coach -of the-Year and
two-time National Coach-of-the -Year, has compiled a 575-170 overall record
in his 27 year coaching career. Prior to Indiana, coach Loring spent four-years
as the Head Coach of UC-Santa Barbara.
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